Acute respiratory distress syndrome occurred after hanging result of the attached to rope: a case report

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Kaya A., Okur M., Akbayram S., Avcu S., Acikgoz M., Dogan M., ...More

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.4, pp.302-304, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpa.315
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.302-304
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A-13-year-old male patient was admitted to our emergency unit because of near-hanging while playing with a rope. On physical examination, his general condition was not good, his state of consciousness was evaluated to be stuporous and his spontaneous respiration was weak. The patient had been intubated. The Glasgow coma score was 7. Rope marks were observed on his neck. Thorax computed tomography revealed widespread ground-glass appearance and bilateral parenchymal consolidation in the lungs. This findings correlated with acute respiratory distress syndrome. This case was reported for reminding that acute respiratory distress syndrome can be associated with near-hanging. (Turk Arch Ped 2012; 47: 302-4)